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Zorita are a raucous rousing rabble. The band’s bohemian music boasts an eclectic mixture of instruments like the accordion, trumpet and violin. In combination with bass, drums and guitars, as well as frontman Carlos Zorita Diaz’ raw voice, this creates a completely unique sound. Boldly blending influences from South America, the Mediterranean, Balkan and Folk music, an evening with Zorita is guaranteed to breathe life into any party. In their own words, the eight musicians of Zorita describe their well-oiled ragtag collection of instruments, styles and personalities as ‘Musica Vagabunda’.

 

Dutch Success Story

Founded in Amsterdam in 2009, Zorita impressed judges and audiences in the finals of competitions like ´De Grote Prijs van Nederland’ (2010) and the ‘Amsterdamse Popprijs’ (2009). In the Popronde, Zorita wowed audiences nationwide. The past five years saw these seasoned musicians play dozens of festivals like Zwarte Cross (NL), Fiesta Mundial (BE), Copacobana (BE), Oerol (NL), Lowlands (NL) and Boomtown Fair (UK).

 

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Biography

Until We Die

Zorita recorded their EP 'Until We Die' in a remote studio in the Belgian Ardennes. In complete isolation from the rest civilization the band worked on five brand new songs. Until We Die was released on April 4th 2015 together with a documentary about Zorita's UK tour. The release was followed by a successful summer tour with 35 shows in The Netherlands and Belgium, where the band proved to be a first class festival headliner.

 

Amor Y Muerte

Zorita spent two years polishing their songs in close collaboration with famed Dutch producer Danny Gras before presenting the results to the masses in 2012. Distributed by Suburban, it received universal acclaim in Belgium and the Netherlands. The album immediately soared to the number 1 spot in the Dutch Alternative record charts, outperforming household names like Jack White.

 

Zorita in the spotlight

Worldwide sportscaster ESPN used the energy of Zorita’s song 'The Clyster of the World' to promote El Classico, the Champions League confrontation of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Zorita performed at numerous Dutch radio and tv shows, including Vrije Geluiden, Radio 1, 3FM, RTV Noord-Holland and Radio 2. The band is described by Dutch magazines as “world class musicians, every one of them” and “absolutely sensational both on stage and on CD”, radio broadcaster 3FM says Zorita is “absolutely unique”.

July 16th 2016 / Karád Folk Festival / 8.30 pm / Karád, Hungary / Tickets: free

 

July 19th 2016 / Babelsound / 7 pm / Balatonboglár, Hungary / Tickets starting at 8900 HUF

 

July 20th 2016 / ELLÁTOház / 8 pm / Budapest, Hungary / Tickets: TBA

 

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Video

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Music documentary Until We Die

In the summer of 2014 the band toured in the UK, performing at major festivals and small venues. Two film makers followed the band everywhere they went and recorded everything that happened both on stage and backstage, all the highs and lows of this road trip. After a successful crowd funding campaign this footage was turned into a short documentary, released in a sold out LAB111. Head over to YouTube to watch 'Until We Die'.

Below is an overview of all our releases up to date. They are for sale in selected music stores in The Netherlands and Belgium. Are you from another country? No problem! Send us an email to order a CD directly from us (info[at]zorita.nl). Our music is also available digitally on various streaming and download platforms, like iTunes, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Spotify.

 

EP Until We Die / released April 4, 2015 / available digitally and on CD

 

Single Until We Die / released March 27, 2015 / available digitally only

 

Album Amor Y Muerte / released May 2012 / available digitally and on CD

 

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contact

Bookings and management

General and Netherlands / Amsterdam Artist Collective / Joost Abbel / joost[at]aacollective.nl /

+31 6 51 37 20 15

 

Belgium and France / Via Lactea / Thijs Vandewalle / thijs[at]vialactea.be / +32 468 16 62 06

 

Band

Stichting Zorita / info[at]zorita.nl / view press kit

 

Publishing and sync

Sounds Like Publishing / Peter van Krimpen / peter[at]soundslikepublishing.nl / +31 20 42 72 432

 

Distribution

Suburban Records / Bart Wismans / bart[at]suburban.nl / +31 23 54 45 250

 

Selected partners

When Zorita is on tour, they need a big van to move all their instruments. Diks car rental is a perfect partner. For more information about their rides, please visit: www.diks.net

 

Zorita is a founding member of the Amsterdam Artist Collective, a collective of bands representing a fine selection of the best flavours the Amsterdam music scene has to offer. The collective prides itself for being a DIY agency, run entirely by the artists. For more information visit: www.aacollective.nl

 

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